Create edit or convert excel files

Aspose.Cells Cloud is a REST API that allows you to perform simple as well as complex operations on your Excel files including, but not limited to, XLSX, XLS, XLSB, XLSM, and several other supported file formats. You can create these files from scratch as well as from existing template file. Moreover, you can also convert supported file formats with Aspose.Cells Cloud API. You can use many other features of the API without needing to install MS Excel or any other third party application.

You only need to Sign Up for free and get your App SID and App Key as guided in Creating and Managing Account. After the sign-up, you are ready to test the API as per your requirements. You may work with default storage or configure 3rd party storage with Aspose APIs. Now you are ready to test the basic yet important feature of Aspose.Cells Cloud API. You can use cURL commands to call the REST APIs from any platform. We also offer several SDKs that take care of low-level details for making a request and handling the responses, so that you may focus over the main code. These SDKs include .NET, Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, Node.js, Android, Swift and Perl.

Create Excel files without using MS Excel Application

Let’s create a blank workbook with Aspose.Cells Cloud API. Below are the steps you need to follow for creating an XLSX file:

  1. Get your App Key and App SID after signing up
  2. Get JSON Web Token
  3. Call the API
  4. Empty XLSX file will be created in your configured Storage

Output XLSX file created with Aspose.Cells Cloud API

Create XLSX file without MS Excel

Likewise, you can also create a workbook based on an existing template file. The below code elaborates on how can you utilize a template file while creating a new workbook. Please note, the example assumes that the template file, Template.xlsx in this case, is already uploaded in Cloud storage.

Once you have created a new file using any of the above approaches, you are all set to edit, manipulate and convert the XLSX, XLS or any other file format to supported file format. Here we will be adding a blank worksheet to newly created XLSX or XLS file.

Below sreenshot shows addition of empty worksheet with the name specified by you, in the curl code.

These examples elaborate on how simple is it to work with Excel files. Many other useful features are offered by Aspose.Cells Cloud API as you may visit API documentation and API references for further information. In case of any query, suggestion or feedback, please feel free to get in touch with us via Free Support Forum. We would love to hear back from you!

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